Dan Weishar

Dan Weishar, American Fork High School principal

AMERICAN FORK -- Alpine School District officials on Thursday appointed Dan Weishar as the new principal of American Fork High School.

He replaces Doug Finch, who resigned Monday, citing personal reasons.

Formerly the director of transportation in the district for six years, Weishar comes to the principal post with experience as an assistant principal at Pleasant Grove High School and Canyon View Junior High in Orem. Prior to his move into administration, Weishar taught career and technical education courses.

Joe Hayes will now serve as director of transportation. Prior to Thursday's appointment, Hayes had served as assistant director of transportation for the district for two years.

Hayes' experience in education includes teaching and coaching at Lehi High School and serving as an assistant principal at Vista Heights Middle School in Saratoga Springs and Willowcreek Middle School in Lehi.

Both administrative appointments are effective immediately. 

Daily Herald reporter Barbara Christiansen can be reached at (801) 344-2907 or bchristiansen@heraldextra.com. Twitter: @bchristiansen3.